Yep I gained weight and I am so not surprised…. I mean I ate amazing food, a lot of it, then drank lots of alcohol and had a great time in Seattle last weekend! The damage was much worse when I stepped on the scale upon my return so I am thrilled with this modest gain after a good 5 days of working hard.
The other strange twist to this gain, how much I craved sweet food after giving up Diet Coke. I mean I like something sweet occasionally but without a doubt, I am a salty girl. Give me chips over chocolate any day, but the first 2 weeks of no diet coke and all I could shove in mouth was sweet stuff in frightening quantities. I am over it now, but that is a side effect of giving up diet coke no one ever mentioned. I am resoundingly diet coke free though. I even passed the tough yummy-breakfast-out-at-my-favorite- breakfast place-and-it-only-tastes-perfect-with diet coke-test and had water with my pancakes. It still tasted good…. For the record I totally miss diet coke and want it with every meal, but the headaches are gone along with the bizarre sweet cravings.
I am just trying to stay positive and hope this next week is a better one!
On a different note, I am just 5 days away from my guided snow shoe and am so excited!!! The mountains have been getting hammered with snow, like feet(s) of it so it should be the perfect way to learn!
Along that line, I started out my morning workout today with my backpack on in hopes I can carry my own camera and tripod on the snowshoe, along with my water, extra gear and food. Aaron suggested it as he found a lot of success in getting used to more weight in his that way. I sweated way more than I usually do with that bad boy on, but it wasn’t too bad. I cannot see today how I will get to carrying 40lbs in it by summer but I am sure I will!
Get out there and hike!